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hey well i just got my bimmer not to long ago and i wanna get a radar detector whats a good radar detector not to expensive not to cheap
 

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I have to disagree, my V1 detects radar and lasers.
 

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Im pretty sure ive seen this thread over 60 times on this site.

V1 always comes out on top. Its what i run.... ;)
 

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V1 is the best - do not listen to anyone who says otherwise. I bought one in 2k1 when I got my 330. It has saved me more times than any other brand and I have owned several 'top brands'. I bought another one for my Cayenne S - well worth the $400. Best part is the directional as it picks up from behind and you can upgrade the software for $50 for the lifetime of the product.

One side note - with the new GM SUV's ( Yukon in paticular ) and the Infiniti FX they have laser emitting brake lights. The laser detection portion will pick them up and there is no fix for it.

If you really want the best protection you should get the V1 and get the K40 installed:
http://k40.com/home_main.html

There are a bunch of threads about V1 hardwire install it is quick and easy to do
 

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I beg to differ. Escort is better, but to each his own. I own a Escort 8500 X50 and I have no complaints and its saved me many times. The new 9500 looks even better. They also have a plan where you can upgrade to the latest version for half the cost of buying a new one. I think the V1 also has a gay design.
 

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I'm curious, how does directional detection help you? What do you do differently if you see the signal from front or behind you?
I use it to watch for the cop, and it also tells you when you've passed them if you don't see them.

It seems like not a big deal, but I couldn't live without it now.
 

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i beg to differ. it not only detects but deflects radar and laser signals
http://www.escortradar.com/custom-installed.htm

And I beg to differ :rofl:

The V1 is still regarded as the best overall Radar and Laser detectors out there.

While those three products you linked to are great. In many states around the US, those products are illegal. Not to mention, the one that actually detects radar, detects laser, and jams laser is over $1000. btw...deflecting radar is illegal in any state due to federal statutes.

The new escort radar/laser detectors in addition to the ZR3 is a great combo, but you could also just get a V1 and Blinder Laser jammer for the same $$$.

The SRX and the SR7 are just too $$$ for the average person.

I personally have used a Escort 8500 and V1 in the past...and lets just say, the one in my car to this day is the V1. I couldnt stand the 8500.

Just my 0.02 :hi:
 

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i beg to differ. it not only detects but deflects radar and laser signals
http://www.escortradar.com/custom-installed.htm
Where did you see/hear that it deflects? How the heck would it do that?

I have metallized tint film and picked up a highway patrol man from 1 mile away on a 4 lane road with high long rolling hills. I was also coming around a bend. My V1 has been unbelievable with the distance and situations that I have picked up radar.

V1 is the best radar detector I've ever used (Passport 7500, 8500, and 9500). My friend Had an 8500, moved to a 9500 and kept that for 2 weeks, sent it back and got a V1 and he has had the V1 ever since and said it was better than the others as well.
 

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V1, just saved my butt comiong home from work today. Cop had instant on. The arrows are great because sometimes you have signals from the side and you can just ignor those...on other detectors you wont know and it will be a false signal.
Saved my a$$ on the way to the golf course today. I picked him up from about 3/4 mile away facing the opposite direction as me doing instant on to people. I caught a Ka altert, 3 dots for about 3 seconds. Caught another one a few seconds later, again 3 dots. By then I slowed down to 5 over and saw him sitting in the median less than 1/4 mile up the same road as described in my post above. :thumbsup:
 

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Where do you guys mount your detectors? Mine is mounted on the windshield on the top left of my rear view. Took a picture a while back when I did a hardwire DIY. Since this picture I have lowered it a little to fit the area better and not be so tucked away.

 
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